Unrated Productions To Debut Online Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 by Unrated Blog

You have all heard me talk about Unrated Productions through several interviews.  Well, after talk and negotiations, Unrated Productions CEO Shepard has revealed his plans to debut an online Hip Hop magazine called “UNR Magazine”.  UNR- short for “Unrated”  started out as a production company, Unrated Productions LLP.  Founded in 2006, Shepard wanted to create a whole new atmosphere for the music industry.  UNR will feature blogs such as “The Naked Blog” and “Shepard Said What?”, a music section, a fashion column, celebrity watch, interviews, follow ups, music charts,music  downloads, music videos and more.

The magazine will bring together Music, fashion, night life and sports and promises to be a success.

“I just want people to know that there are independent rappers and singers that have real talent and are looking to be heard.  This magazine will make that a reality.  I want to introduce the world to this hidden talent” -Da Shepard.

I am very eager for this magazine to hit the internet.  The world-wide web has been the fastest growing B2B network since the stock market.

UNR Magazine’s tentative debut date will be for 7/2011.  Save the date!!!

For more information, follow UNR at http://www.twitter.com/UnratedPro or twitter.com/Shepardunr or http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000493691912. Contact email: spichardo77@gmail.com.

Toodaloo for now.

The Naked Blogger wants to know: Would you subscribe to a hard cover of this magazine?

All feedback and comments are welcome.

Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps.

Posted in Review on October 13, 2010 by Unrated Blog

Just as the stock market is about to come tumbling down like a ton of bricks, young Wall Street trader Jake Moore ( Shia Labouf) , teams up with disgraced Former wall street tycoon Gordon Gekko ( Michael Douglas).  What are their motives?  They are on a two tiered mission to warn of the financial doomsday and to find out who is responsible for the death of the father like mentor of Jake Moore.

This movie is packed with suspense, drama and a heartfelt lesson that only a savvy entrepreneur can appreciate.  The suspense wheels you in and keeps you in for the ride.   If you have seen the first Wall Street, you will love this one! I give this movie a two thumbs up.  I enjoyed everything about this movie from the Intro to the credits.  Definitely a must see! Go catch it! 

The Naked Blogger wants to know: Do you think the recession is over?  if not, why?  Please feel free to leave a response or general feedback below.

Toodaloo!

Give it up for Bruck Up!!!

Posted in Interview, Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 by Unrated Blog

Sunglasses by Bruck Up  Ft. Shaggy

Bruck Up

 

Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music. A more sparse version of reggae, it also speaks on politics and religion but not as directly as roots style, which was associated with the Rastafari movement, and had dominated much of the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or “ragga”) becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. In the mid-1990s with the rise of dancehall Bobo Shanti artists such as Sizzla and Capleton and our very own Bruck Up!

I have had the pleasure and honor of interviewing this dance hall icon. Amongst his many talents in music, Bruck Up also created the  Bruck Up dance.  Please read as we get to know Bruck Up at a glance.

NB: Tell me a little about Bruck Up.  How was this band created and who are the members?

Bruck Up: Bruck Up is a dancehall icon, I started my career as a dancer. I’m the guy that made up the “Bruck Up dance” which was very popular in the late 90″s.  I was also the Green guy in Busta Rhymes video “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”, and Wyclef and Cannibus “Gone till November”.

NB: What category would you describe this genre to be?

Bruck Up:  I try to touch on every Genre, dancehall, hip hop, pop, House, Electro etc.

NB:  That’s great, very diverse.  How long have you been performing?

Bruck Up: I’ve being performing since I was 15yrs old.. I started dancing at clubs.  My biggest show as a dancer was with bounty Killer 1997. I performed at MTV spring break in Jamaica, B.E.T rip the runway. I also performed in about 1000 shows in the USA. with Hip Hop icons Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick. and on Fox 5 News with Shaggy.

NB: wow, that’s quite a resume. Do you have an album out?  Are you currently working on an album?

Bruck Up:  I havent released an official album as of yet. I had 2 mixtapes in the past. Me and my team are currently working on my debut digital album entitled “Last Warning” set to release january 2011.

NB:  Have you collaborated with any known artists?

Bruck Up:  Wow, let me see.  I have  collaborated with a few artists.  My last collabo was with Shaggy on a song name “Sunglasses”.The song is now being use by Malibu rum in commercial “Shake It”

NB:  Nice, I love Malibu Rum!! I have seen that commercial.  That’s crazy.  Who would you say inspired you to start performing music?

Bruck Up:  The Notorius B.I.G is the person that told Bruck Up that he should do music.

NB:  That must’ve been a big blessing to hear that from a Hip Hop legacy. Are there any artist out there who you would love to have on your next track or Album?

Bruck Up: The one artist that Bruck Up will do anyting to do a song with thats alive is Lady Gaga…

NB:  Wow, that’s different, but i would love to see it happen.  Just be sure she doesn’t try to wear you!  A collaboration I would definitely like to see. Speaking of collaborations, I know from experience  it takes a team of people to make an artist successful, aside from the artist himself.  How does each member of the band contribute to Bruck Up?

Bruck Up: Everybody in the Camp contributes a lot. Shout out to Gazoo, Electric Feel Management, Frass Fellas, Knowledge (producer & hype man), Lady Keyz, Active Dancers and Dj ShortMan.

NB:  Now that’s what I call an Entourage! Do you have a favorite song from your album?

Bruck Up: My favorite song on the album right now is “Iron Balloon”

NB: Should we be expecting any album release info?

Bruck Up: We will be releasing a mixtape at the end of the year entitled “Last warning”.

NB: That’s what’s up, I will be on the look out for it! Is there anything you want your fans to know about you or your up and coming projects or releases?

Bruck Up:  Bruck Up debut digital album “Last Warning”  comin soon to every digital online store, the first single “Iron Balloon” feat Lady Keyz just got released a week ago. Look out for the next single with Kevin Lyttle entitled “Wanna be your lover”.  All songs are available on iTunes!

You can follow Bruck Up on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bruckup4ever and Twitter: http://twitter.com/bruckup4ever.

For information on booking Bruck Up, his management contact information: Gazoo247@gmail.com.


The Naked Blogger asks:  What is your favorite Dance Hall dance? Feel free to comment with questions or general feedback below.

Toodaloo.



Facebook is 420 Friendly!!!

Posted in Blog on October 9, 2010 by Unrated Blog

California’s ballot measure to legalize marijuana has a new friend: Facebook co-founder, Sean Parker, has given $100,000 to back the proposal.

Parker’s donation was reported in Proposition 19 campaign finance filings this week.

Get this,  he’s not the first big Proposition 19 donor with ties to the social networking site. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has made two donations totalling $70,000, including a $50,000 contribution last month. Now, if that doesn’t say “Make it legal now!” What does?

Neither Parker nor Moskovitz are still with Palo Alto-based Facebook, but both still have ownership stakes. Recent estimates put the value of the privately held company as high as $33.7 billion.

“What’s interesting here is that (Parker) is a member of the generation that really gets it,” said StephenGutwillig, a spokesman for the Drug Policy Alliance, the main beneficiary of Parker’s contribution. “We think he’s pivotal to the future of drug policy reform in the country.”

The 30-year-old served as Facebook’s first president and helped transform the company from dorm-room project to big business. Parker and Moskovitz have become household names since the recent release of “The Social Network.” The film chronicling the contentious origins of Facebook was No. 1 at the box office last week.

Pop musician and actor Justin Timberlake plays Parker in the movie, which portrays him as a hotshot who convinces Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to push out his friend from the burgeoning company.

At age 19, Parker helped develop Napster, the music-sharing software that turned the recording industry upside-down. He is now a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Parker did not immediately respond to e-mails seeking comment.

About $1.5 million of the $2.4 million raised so far in support of Proposition 19 has come from the measure’s main sponsor, Oakland medical marijuana entrepreneur Richard Lee. The only other six-figure donation not from Lee came from adult entertainment entrepreneur Phil Harvey, who gave $100,000.

Parker’s donation came shortly after the Yes on 19 campaign committee reported having meager cash on hand heading into the final weeks before the election. The money from Parker and Harvey went to a separate committee to fund the Drug Policy Alliance’s work on behalf of the measure.

Much of the money will go toward a get-out-the-vote campaign targeting young voters and voters of color, Gutwillig said.

Facebook recently came under fire from some marijuana advocates who claimed it was turning away advertising on the site in support of Proposition 19. Facebook said in a statement that company policy prohibits images of drugs, drug paraphernalia or tobacco in paid advertising but that ballot measure supporters were still free to advertise using different images.

All of this comes as a surprise and I am an avid member of the facebook team.  “Facebook Addicts” as myself have a newfound respect for the “Generation That Gets It”.  What can we expect next from this Social Network?

 

The Naked Blogger wants to know:  Are you for or against Marijuana laws and why?

 

Marijuana

Facebook is now 420 Friendly

 

The Last Exorcism

Posted in Review on September 29, 2010 by Unrated Blog

Movie

It seems as if it were not to long ago that William Peter Blatty, introduced us to exorcism and the art of vanquishing demons.  I believe it is time someone vanquish this series of amateur “video biographies” of phony preachers attempting to relieve poor souls of demon possessions.

The story takes place in very rural Louisiana where a troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

I give this movie total thumbs down in my opinion due to bad direction.  This movie lacked the potential to scare my socks off.  It was very predictable and unbelievable to say the least.  The storyline seemed confusing yet reminiscent of “Rosemary’s Baby”.  If you didn’t catch it, there was a goof in the film.    Don’t take my word for it, see it for yourself.  I just really hope it was “The Last Exorcism” .  Toodaloo for now!–Naked Blogger

The Naked Blogger asks: Do you believe in demonic possession?  Why or why not?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 by Unrated Blog

Little Wayne and TI get caught with guns, and do time in prison.  A lesson to be learned for these Hip Hop icons.  What about Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan?  They get caught driving drunk, they get with cocaine, the violate parole, are repeat offenders and what do they get?  A slap on the wrist.  Now lets face it.  If it were you or I , we would have gotten the mandatory 1-5 years in jail for driving under the influence and slapped with a $1,000-$5,000 fine.  Is this fair?  I think not.

Whether racially bias or corrupt judging, I think this is wrong and something should be said and done about this.  If I were a rich heiress……but I am not.  I believe that the legal system is sending out the wrong signals when it comes to law enforcement.  Because these big moguls want to keep their legacies out of tabloids and news feeds, they are able to get away with murder even.  Hey, for the right price, anything is possible, just ask O.J. Simpson.

TI arrested with his wife Tiny for a mere marijuana charge and get locked up and were told to pay $10,000 each for bail. Paris, who might I add was already on probation for wreck less driving, was caught with cocaine, and to top it off, tried to purger herself, was only put back on probation and was able to walk away.  What a sad day in the legal house of pain it is when repeat offenders keep getting away with these crimes because of skin color and money.  At least Japan has their legal system in check, denying the heiress entry in their country because of the drug charge.

What can we as regular people do about this?  Well, I have a though if you have 100 million dollars and skyscrapers with your name on it.  What about LiLo?  How can we forget about this Hollywood starlet who just continues to break the law as if it were part of her bucket list?  We sit and watch these celebutants constantly run in with the law and say to ourselves, what a pity, what a shame.  Next thing you know, murder will be a misdemeanor, aggravated assault will be a violation and kidnapping and rape will be punishable by fines to keep paying these corrupt judges and politicians.  Maybe TI and Lil Wayne should follow in the steps of Sammy Sosa, bleach their skin.  Who knows, maybe, just maybe they’re on to something.

The Naked Blogger wants to know: Do you think Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton got off easy?  Do you think It’s fair that Lil Wayne and TI got the short end of the legal system?  Do tell.  Please leave your comments and feedback.  All are welcome.  Toodaloo..

Latinas vs. American Women

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2010 by Unrated Blog

I just read an article in Latina Magazine about Latinas dressing a little too provocative at the office.  Being a Latina myself can relate to this dilemma.  We Latinas have been known to be more curvaceous than the average American woman and have been constantly demeaned in such ways that are uncalled for.  If you put a suit on an American woman and then the same suit on a Latina woman, it’s obvious what the difference is.  Can we help it if God gave us a little extra junk in our trunk, or hills where the eyes can see?

It is not unheard of that in corporate america, dress code policies are being enforced because of this.  it was not too long ago that a Debrahlee Lorenzana was fired from Citibank because of what her employers thought was too distracting of an outfit.  Hey, if it makes the sale, what does it matter right? Wrong,  I believe that in business, you make a name for yourself.  What you want behind that foundation you have built is integrity and respect.  Although sex seems to outsell many policies, do we really want the world to know us as the curvaceous sex selling Latinas people already seem to think ?

I believe there is a time and a place for everything.  if you are clubbing or going out to an establishment where looks are everything- then go for it!  If you are waking up every morning to a white collared industry where your brain is far more appreciated than your body, then you should dress accordingly.  Do you really want a raise because of you bust, or your brain?  Think about it.

The Naked Blogger asks:  Should corporate America enforce a dress code policy for all white collared industry jobs?